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Influence of job frustration, narcissism and demographic variables on attitudes towards professional ethical behaviour among Nigerian police officers

Olukayode Ayo Afolabi, Adekunle Ayobami Adesina

Abstract


The study examines the hypothesised relationship among job frustration, narcissism, demographic variables and professional ethical behaviour among Nigerian Police officers. One hundred policemen drawn from four police divisions of Benin Area Command of Edo State participated in the study. There were 18 females and 82 males. Data were collected based on responses elicited from respondents using questionnaire method. Result of the correlation analysis shows that there was a significant negative relationship between narcissism and attitude towards professional ethical behaviour (r= -0.41, df=98, p<.05). Also, a significant negative relationship was found between job frustration and attitude towards professional ethical behaviour (r= -0.34, df=98, p<.001). In addition, the result of multiple correlation analysis shows that there is a significant joint prediction of sex, age, marital status and educational attainment on attitudes towards professional ethical behaviour F(4, 48)=9.33; p< .001, with R=0.61; R2=0.37. Further analysis of the contribution of each of the demographic variables shows that marital status and educational attainment contributed significantly while the contributions of age and sex were not significant. The implication of the findings of the study was also discussed.

African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol. 9(1) 2006: 37-45



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